In 2017, Mr. Torres received two Honorable Mention Awards, including one from the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and one from the Museo Museum and Cultural Center.
ORANGE COUNTY, CA, February 27, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Rudy A. Torres with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Torres celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Studying at East Los Angeles College, Pacific Institute of Commercial Art, and Otis Parson School of Design between 1983 and 1986, Mr. Torres is an artist and former owner of Echo Park Gallery in Los Angeles who has dedicated his career to perfecting his work. Born in East Los Angeles, and later growing up in South Central, Los Angeles, Mr. Torres and his family later relocated to the northeast side, where he completed high school and developed a passion and talent for art. Thanks to the help of his mother and grandmother, he was able to show his works locally in art galleries as a teenager, and by 1983, he had begun selling some of his pieces.
Since that time, Mr. Torres has developed into a successful, talented professional who has been showing off his talents in shows and galleries in exhibitions and group shows across the state, as well as in such institutions as Harvard University, Chapman University, and Occidental College. His work has even been showcased in the renowned El Portal Restaurant in Pasadena, Calif.
During his journey, Mr. Torres has been the recipient of numerous awards, beginning in 1986 with a Certificate of Appreciation for a mural located in the Herman District, 14th District City of Los Angeles. More recently, he received an Honorable Mention Award from the Latino Art Museum and a 3rd Place Award from the 2nd City Council in 2005, a 3rd Place Award from the Latino Art Museum in 2006, and a 3rd Place Cash Award from the Gallery Expo in 2010. In 2017, Mr. Torres received two Honorable Mention Awards, including one from the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and one from the Museo Museum and Cultural Center.
Greatly influenced by that of Raushenburg, Rosenquist, Bacon, Magritte, Dali and Siqueros, common themes in Mr. Torres's masterpieces include abstract art, surrealism, the use of skulls, Aztec/Mayan themes, and cultural realism, as well as the vibrant use of color. Notably, he has been highlighted in approximately a dozen editions of Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World for his dedication. For more information, visit www.artistrudytorres.com.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Rudy A. Torres has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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